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Summary:Has an irregular heartbeat detector. Includes two cuff sizes or a one-size-fits-most cuff. Has a large digit display. Data averaging function. Excellent for accuracy. Directions for how to use on cuff.
The Rite Aid Deluxe Automatic BP3AR1-4DRITE is part of the blood pressure monitor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blood pressure monitor
models like the Deluxe Automatic BP3AR1-4DRITE are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Accuracy is based on how the model's readings compared with those taken on a mercury sphygmomanometer used by two trained testers.
Convenience is based on pluses and minuses of the model's features (such as irregular heartbeat detection, a blood-pressure risk category indicator, and multiple user memories).
Comfort is based on opinion scores given by test subjects.
Features & Specs - Rite Aid Deluxe Automatic BP3AR1-4DRITE
Irregular heartbeat detector A symbol on the monitor that indicates that an irregular heartbeat rhythm was detected.
Irregular heartbeat detector
BP risk category indicator An indicator on the monitor that flags high readings as hypertensive.
BP risk category indicator
Multiple user memories A feature in which two or more individuals can store their results separately on the same monitor.
Multiple user memories
Two cuffs or one that fits most Two cuff sizes (large and medium) or a one-size fits most cuff is included with the monitor.
Two cuffs or one that fits most
Can download memory The user is able to download readings from the monitor to a PC or other device.
Can download memory
More portable than most Smaller than most in weight and volume.
More portable than most
Large digit display Large systolic and diastolic digits.
Large digit display
Data averaging function The monitor averages blood pressure readings.
Data averaging function
Included cuff sizes (in.) Cuff sizes that are included with the model.
Included cuff sizes (in.)
One size 8.7-16.5
Available cuff sizes (in.) Cuff sizes that are not included with the model but available for separate purchase.
Lifetime warranty for instrument only, cuff blows out 1 year warranty, can not get cuff only, what good is warranty?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
OUCH, this lemon hurt
Previous BP monitor bit the dust, based on CR review bought this model. Used per instructions and it made my hand numb and it HURT. Left large red marks on my arm that may bruise. Called mfgr., confirmed I was using it correctly. Unit apparently malfunctioning. We really care if our products injure people but I can't find a manager to speak with you. Had I not used a home BP monitor before I may have thought this was normal. It isn't. They shouldn't hurt, make your hand numb or leave marks. Now the joy of returning it.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
By Funny stats
from Raleigh, NC
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
Works great for tachycardia and unusual
Only One That Works For M
Because of tachycardia and highly variable blood pressure, I have trouble getting home monitors to work. But I've had two separate Rite Aid monitors, and both work consistently for me where Omron and others failed.